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Preceptorship for Newly Registered Nurses

Preceptorship for Newly Registered Nurses

July 2011 | 184 pages | Learning Matters
Newly qualified nurses can find their first year of practice a daunting experience. This book is specifically written to support new nurses through the demands of their preceptorship year. Each chapter provides friendly and practical support on the main areas of development needed for new nurses to become confident practitioners. The book is also designed for use on formal preceptorship programmes and covers each of the areas for professional development outlined in the Department of Health's new Preceptorship Framework (2010). Packed with activities, case studies and down-to-earth advice, this book provides essential support for the newly registered nurse.

Beginning the Preceptorship Journey
Developing Confidence and Self-Awareness
Reflection and Receiving Feedback
Integrating Prior Learning into Practice
Increasing Knowledge and Clinical Skills
Confidence in Applying Evidence-Based Practice
Understanding Policies and Procedures
Communication and Interpersonal Skills
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
Implementing the Code and Professional Values
Managing Risk
Equality and Diversity
Leadership and Management Development
Developing an Outcome Approach to Continuing Professional Development

'Highly recommended' - Times Higher Education

'I am sure we all remember those nervous moments when we walked onto the ward, no longer the student, but now the fully

fledged Registered Nurse. The lapels may no longer sit on the shoulder but the transition from student to staff nurse is just as daunting. In this book Sharples and Elcock provide seventeen chapters full of theoretical guidance and practical advice which will help steer newly registered nurses thorough the initial preceptorship

period. Although the content will be familiar, as it builds on pre-registration programme syllabus, each chapter aims have been mapped to the Preceptorship and Knowledge and Skills Frameworks.

This will help practitioners make links to their formal preceptorship programme.

Activities throughout the book link theory to practice by applying the theory in context of an activity which will be relevant

in clinical areas. Several case studies offer reflective narratives or present challenges which may be faced by newly qualified band 5 nurses. These provide practical advice and could be also be used

as discussion points with the nurse preceptor. The authors have provided extensive up to date references at the end of each chapter and at the end of the book. Relevant websites also provide links to

current legislative content and the NHS flyingstart site. However, these are English links and practitioners from other countries

where health is devolved should be careful to follow their own country’s programme. Overall this is a useful book to add to any

newly registered nurses booklist and importantly it is offered in a number of electronic formats as well as print' -
Nurse Education in Practice

A very useful texts for students who will be seeking preceptorship on qualification.

Miss Janet Kay
Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Cumbria
October 21, 2013

Useful overview

Miss Sarah Mobbs
Health and Social Care (Nursing) Southwark Campus, London South Bank University
December 12, 2012

Great source of concise information on very relevant topics such as confidence building, reflection and building on previous knowledge and experience

Ms Caroline O Connor
School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork (NUI)
November 19, 2012

This text is essential for any professional involved with the development, facilitation and / or delivery of Preceptorship in practice. The links to the KSF are extremely valuable and ease the application of theory from the book into practice. It has become my new bible in the redesign of preceptorship within the Trust and focus for the prinicples of our new preceptorship strategy.

Miss Elizabeth Busby
School of Nursing Studies, Birmingham City University
October 25, 2012

I came to this book from (I imagine) a different angle to the typical reader - teaching a course on the sociology of health rather than a nursing qualification. This book is extremely easy to read, well laid out and very practically-focussed, and is an excellent resource for use in sessions on professionalism, medicalisation, occupational careers and contemporary experiences of health and illness. I particularly liked the case study boxes which provided good starting points for seminar discussions.

Miss Hannah Perrin
School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent
October 8, 2012

This text is relevant for 3rd year pre registration nurses studying the role transition module and will continue to be a useful resource post qualifying. The content is comprehensive and addresses many of the issues that affect newly qualified nurses including team work, developing confidence and self awareness, planning professional development and application of evidence based practice. A very useful resource

Mr Liz Crighton
Faculty of Health and Social Care (Southwark), London South Bank University
September 28, 2012

This is an excellent book that provides students with a clear understanding of some of the expectations of the newly qualified nurse

Ms Judith Francois
Health and Social Care Sciences, Kingston University
September 20, 2012

Appropriate for undergraduate and postgraduate level

Ms Louise Lawson
Dept of Nursing & Midwifery, Hertfordshire University
May 15, 2012

I loaned this book to a 3rd year undergraduate mental health nursing student. Her comments were, 'This book covers everything that you worry about forgetting as a newly qualified nurse. Not only this but it also portrays well what is expected of you as a newly qualified nurse, and also how to improve and move forward. Defintely one to keep in the handbag!'

Geoff Speight
Nursing Department (Preston), Central Lancashire University
May 1, 2012

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